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For Saturday, February 28, 2015

LAST UPDATED: 10:26 p.m. HST, Feb 27, 2015

Moiliili Hongwanji bazaar. Moiliili Hongwanji Mission will offer fun and games for kids of all ages, food and drinks, a crafts sale, entertainment and more, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Buddhist temple, 902 University Ave. Proceeds will go to the mission’s preschool, outreach programs and Project Dana, which serves seniors.

In addition, on March 7, Moiliili Hongwanji’s spring seminar will feature the Rev. Richard Tennes, who will give a talk titled “Being Buddhist in a Violent World: How Can We Live Peacefully?” The event is set for 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A snack and light lunch will be served. RSVP to mhm@moiliilihongwanji.org or call 949-1659 by Sunday. Registration is $10.

Buddha Lunch. Bodhi Tree Dharma Center is holding a “Buddha Lunch” in the Plum Village tradition, which incorporates mindful eating as a deep practice of meditation, noon to 1 p.m. Sunday at 654-A N. Judd St. Reservations are $10; contact Margy or Kim, 537-1171.

Also, a three-day retreat set to begin Friday will be led by Thich Phuoc Tinh and Sisters Kinh Nghiem and Man Nghiem of the Deer Park Monastery in Escondido, Calif. The weekend will feature sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks, sharing and mindful eating during breakfast and dinner at Nuu­anu Valley Park, 2925 Pali Highway.

Cost: $150, includes some meals. For a schedule and to register, visit www.bodhi­tree­hawaii.com.
Interfaith conversations. The Revs. Samuel Cox and Barbara Ripple will talk about their two weeks at the Future Light Orphanage in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, as volunteers teaching English, 1 to 2 p.m. Monday. The monthly interfaith discussion takes place in the second-floor club room of Pohai Nani, 45-090 Namoku St. in Kane­ohe. For more information, call chaplain Ruth Peterson at 236-7814.

Lenten rosary. The Saint Damien Prayer Group invites the public to join it in praying the Lenten rosary on Saturdays, beginning this week and continuing though March 28, after the noon Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace on Fort Street Mall. The Lenten rosary incorporates the 14 Stations of the Cross and Jesus’ seven last words into the Sorrowful Mysteries. For a copy of the rosary, contact Venny Villapando at vvvision@lava.net.­

Interfaith Open Table. The Rev. Giovan King, St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church’s rector for the past four years, will be the featured speaker at a monthly interfaith discussion, 7 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Harris United Methodist Church, 20 S. Vineyard Blvd. King was a Congregational minister for 25 years in Los Angeles. For more details, contact Bishop Stephen Randolph Sykes at interfaithalliancehawaii@hawaii.rr.com.

Children’s benefit concert. The Lutheran Church of Hono­lulu will pre­sent its ninth annual children’s benefit concert, 4 to 5 p.m. March 7 at the church, 1730 Punahou St. The Lutheran youth will perform solos on piano, violin, cello, guitar and drums, and sing as a choir.

The event is open to the public. Admission is free but donations will be accepted. All proceeds will be donated to Good Gifts, a program that fights hunger and supports impoverished communities in the United States and around the world. Visit community.elca.org/ELCAGoodGifts, which is run by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Call 941-2566.

Author examines mortality. New York Times best-selling author Sara Davidson will give a free lecture titled “Preparing for the Mystery: Getting Up Close With Mortality,” 11 a.m. March 8 at Temple Emanu-El, 2550 Pali Highway. For more information, call 595-7521 or visit www.shaloha.com.

In her book “The December Project,” Davidson wrote about the two years she met regularly with Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, founder of the Jewish Renewal movement. Drawing from her sessions before Schachter-Shalomi’s death in July, Davidson will present strategies aimed at cultivating fearlessness and joy at any age in the face of mortality.
Send announcements to Star-Advertiser religion writer Pat Gee at pgee@staradvertiser.com.

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